Melissa Tolchin

Fresh off her team’s record-breaking promotions for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Tolchin played an instrumental role in the creation and implementation of key distribution renewal campaigns that helped secure agreements with leading distributors for NBCUniversal’s content portfolio. To boot, she also oversees several high-profile customer activation campaigns. Tolchin, who thrives on working in an innovative, challenging landscape, knows how to beat stress. “Humor is often the best line of defense against life’s challenges,” she says.

What famous woman, living or deceased, would you like to have dinner with?
Savannah Guthrie. Certain to be no lulls in the conversation. Whether it’s politics, pop culture, parenting or Pinot Noir, she speaks intelligently to it all with her signature charm and wit. As a woman who works hard to have achieved that elusive personal/professional balance, I’d love to glean a few pointers from her playbook.

Best advice for relieving stress?
The sound of laughter, especially from my children. Humor is often the best line of defense against life’s challenges.

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